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Old 11-05-2016, 09:03 AM
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Default Desmond Howard calls out Watson, defense

“Wow … 2011, I got you. But people don’t remember 2011. But people think about last year and the expectations were so high,” Howard said in response to Herbstreit’s comment that Clemson is the best team in the country. “When I look at Deshaun Watson, he is one of my favorite quarterbacks just because of what he can do on the field, running and throwing. To me, he is a better passer than he is a runner. But when I watch him, week in and week out, he is still making almost like freshman-like mistakes. He is getting baited into interceptions that you just do not expect from Deshaun Watson. So for me, I need to see him play at a high level consistently.

“Defensively, when I watch Dalvin Cook, Florida State’s running back do … and he is an elite running back and there is no doubting that. He is a special talent. But they are supposed to have a special defense, too. I think their achilles heel may be their linebackers. They are good straight ahead, but as far as going east and west, sideline to sideline, Dalvin Cook turned the corner whenever he wanted to against that defense. I need to see the linebackers play a little better, too, from Clemson.”
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Old 11-05-2016, 09:48 AM
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Default Re: Desmond Howard calls out Watson, defense

He is right about DW4, almost every INT he throws is the exact same one. An underneath DB hides until DW commits and then they drop back and catch the line drive. He throws a line drive because he is trying to get it there ahead of the safety. May need to move him around the pocket some more to help visibility.

The second point, I mean, ok. But that's like criticizing a defense for getting beat by Walter or Herschel. I can't be too upset, especially given the rest of their body of work.
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Old 11-05-2016, 11:24 AM
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Default Re: Desmond Howard calls out Watson, defense

Our LBs are definitely the weak link on D right now.
Boulware is also a liability in coverage.
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Old 11-06-2016, 09:35 AM
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Default Re: Desmond Howard calls out Watson, defense

Guess he got what he was looking for.
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Old 11-06-2016, 10:35 AM
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Our LBs are definitely the weak link on D right now.
Boulware is also a liability in coverage.
He's mean and a good leader but he'll never have the quickness of Anthony. Just have to roll with those punches.
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Old 11-06-2016, 10:53 AM
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Default Re: Desmond Howard calls out Watson, defense

Everything he said is 100% accurate
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Old 11-06-2016, 11:08 AM
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guess dalvin cook chose not to turn the corner on us the first half? or pretty much every run save 2 or 3?
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